Category Archives: Artemis (Pagonis) Pavellas

The World Changed

I recently read an article by a person whose “world changed” at a young age by the event of “9/11” in New York City. My reading of her well-written memoir initiated a memory search for that moment in my life … Continue reading

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Ronnie, is it really you?

“Ronnie,  is it really you?” “Yes, Mom, it’s me.” I took her soft hand, skin smoothly worn but still intact through decades of household toil. We were on her couch in the living room. The sun filtered warmly through the … Continue reading

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Thinking about Memories

26 April 2009 I thought of my father as Eva and I walked along the wooded path beside the lake. He’s dead nine years now, but he and his stories, his life story, are still with me. He seemed to … Continue reading

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Notes for a Memoir: Artemis Helen Pagonis Pavellas, RIP

A eulogy for, and brief biography of, my mother who died at age 90… The fates were such that my sister Diane and I were able to conduct a memorial for mom at my oldest daughter’s house in San Jose … Continue reading

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Notes for a memoir: Lucille and Alexander

Obituary of Alexander K. Pavellas Goodness, tolerance, truth; these virtues were crystallized in his heart. And it was through them that he approached his fellowmen, enriching them and impoverishing himself with every contact. It is impossible to think of Alexander … Continue reading

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San Francisco During The Great Depression, WWII, FDR, Brooklyn, Berkeley and the US Navy

I have been writing a memoir of the years 1937-1958, dated from my birth to when I mustered out of the U.S. Navy at age 21. Before recounting my actual memories, and the memories of what family members have told … Continue reading

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Who’s your Ur-mama?

In his book The Seven Daughters of Eve, scientist-author Bryan Sykes presents “the classification of all modern Europeans into seven groups, the mitochondrial haplogroups. Each haplogroup is defined by set of characteristic mutations on the mitochondrial genome, and can be … Continue reading

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